Skin in the Game & panel discussion (live and online)

7:00PM to 9:30PM June 4, 2015
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Sunset Labs, 401 Herald St (behind Value Village)
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Tasha Diamant, M.Ed.
Keith Jenkins and Tasha Diamant at a #VulnerabilityVigil in August 2014

New Show from Human Body Project Creator Tasha Diamant!

On June 4, associate faculty member Tasha Diamant is premièring a new show, entitled Skin in the Game as part of Media Democracy Days Victoria.

As a performance artist, Tasha has been a bit of a controversial staple at western Canadian fringe theatre festivals for the last several years. Tasha uses her naked body and naked emotional presence to create and share space for vulnerability. Audiences voluntarily participate through discussion (and sometimes getting undressed).

Here's what some people have said about the Human Body Project:

“I am not sure what this exquisite piece of ‘art’ is but it’s all yours... you have empowered me so much.”--note left by an audience member

“You hit the tear ducts. BOOM like a bullet.”--note left by an audience member

"This is the most relevant and powerful work at the Fringe and Tasha Diamant is deserving of a full audience every night.”--Monday Mag

For Skin in the Game, Tasha has decided to use some of the elements of her previous Human Body Project performances. But instead of emerging on stage fully naked, Tasha will undress through the performance. Audience members will choose themes and topics on cards, which Tasha will use to tell stories and create conversation. Spoiler: Tasha will get dressed again.

After the show there will be a panel discussion featuring:
Darren Alexander, organizer of Media Democracy Days Victoria and RRU associate faculty member
Keith Jenkins, street performer, artists model, and frequent #VulnerabilityVigils participant
Robyn Thomas, film maker and RRU student journalist

The whole thing will be livestreamed at streamofconsciousness.ca.


Skin in the Game
during Media Democracy Days Victoria
Thursday, June 4
Performance 7-8:15 pm
Panel discussion 8:30-9:30 pm
Sunset Labs
401 Herald St (behind Value Village)
Victoria

Tickets $10-$20 at the door or $20 online
No one turned away for lack of funds.